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WARREN – George P. Goranitis, 86, died Saturday, July 9, 2011, at 8:45 a.m. at his home.

He was born June 23, 1925, in Athens, Greece, the son of the late Peter and Gianoula Parthemos Goranitis.

George was the owner/operator of the Ohio Inn in Warren for many years. He was a member of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Youngstown.

George loved spending time with his family and valued all of the friendships he made over the years being in business. He liked gardening, and raising flowers, especially his roses.

Survivors include his wife, the former Darlene Stewart, whom he married on April 11, 1964; his four sons, Peter (Connie) Goranitis of Warren, George (Deneta) Goranitis of Warren, Louis (Kimberly) Goranitis of Cortland and James (Janet) Goranitis of Warren; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, Nick (Jackie) Goranitis of Niles; and two sisters, Pota Giannouli and Helen Lazari, both of Athens, Greece.

George was preceded in death by one brother, Leonidas Goranitis and one sister, Thora Koutles.

Private graveside services will be held at Oakwood Cemetery Chapel on Thursday, where the Rev. Fr. John Karabatsos will officiate.

Family and friends may visit from 2 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at the Carl W. Hall Funeral Home. A Trisagion Service will be held at 6:30 p.m.

Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery, Warren.

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“Together Again”

POLAND – Funeral services will be at noon on Wednesday at the Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel for Shirley D. Jenkins, 80, who passed away Sunday morning at her home.

Shirley was born April 26, 1931, in Youngstown, a daughter of the late Russell and Georgia (West) Stouffer.

She was an active member of the Trinity Fellowship Church. She participated in Love your Neighbors, Noah Ark Ministry, Women’s Ministry, Senior Citizens and Golden Girls Catering all at the church.

She was also a member of the Red Hats and Burden Bears.

Prior to retirement, Shirley was a cook at various restaurants.

Her husband, John M. Jenkins Sr., whom she married June 11, 1948, passed away Sept. 8, 2010.

Shirley will be sadly missed by her children, Vicki (George) Kespelher of Louisiana, Linda (Danny) Silvestri of Florida, Patti (Gary) Blisard of Poland, Nancy (Mike) Brady of Struthers and John M. (Barb) Jenkins Jr. of Youngstown; two sisters, Maryann Nicholes and Cheryl Furee, both of Pennsylvania; eight grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents and husband, Shirley was preceded in death by two sisters, Maxine McIntyre and Georgia Mae Stouffer; and four brothers, Russell, Richard, Howard, and Paul Stouffer.

Friends may call one hour prior to the services from 11 a.m. to noon at the Lane Funeral Home, Austintown Chapel.

Family and friends may visit www.lanefuneralhomes.com to view this obituary and send condolences.

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NORTH LIMA – Roger C. Marquette, 63, entered peacefully into rest on Friday, July 8, 2011, at 3:55 p.m. in Youngstown, following a brief illness.

Roger was born the son, of the late Kenneth G. and Adeline M. (Anthony) Marquette on March 28, 1949 in Youngstown, and was a life long area resident.

He was employed as a auto body repairman with Bill’s Auto Body in Youngstown and enjoyed NASCAR & Dirt Track Racing and the freedom of riding his Harley Davidson Motorcycle. He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Memories of Roger will be remembered and cherished by those he dearly leaves behind, sons, Anthony Marquette and David Marquette both of Newton Falls, Jessie Valley of North Lima; brothers, Paul A. Marquette of Niles, Ken J. Marquette of Girard, Marvin Davis of Alachua, Fla.; a uncle, Charles Anthony of Warren; and two grandchildren.

Memorial services will be Thursday, July 14, 2011, at 3 p.m. at the Staton-Borowski Funeral Home in Warren, where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. Officiating will be Chaplain. Paul Hawkins.

The family requests that material contributions take the form of tributes to the Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Youngstown, OH 44515.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of the Staton-Borowski Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 962 North Road, NE, Warren, OH 44483.

Dedicated To Serving Your Loved Ones

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WARREN, PA. –  Livio Louis Bertolini, 82, of E. Wayne Street, and formerly of Mogadore, passed away on Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at his residence following a brief illness.

 Livio was born July 17, 1928, in Youngstown, the son of the late Louis and Elena Macor Bertolini.

He was a graduate of Fitch High School in Youngstown, then went on to receive a B.S in Education and Music from Youngstown State University. He then continued at Westminster University receiving a Master‘s Degree in Education.

Livio served in the U.S. Army as an artillery tester during the Korean War. After moving to Warren, he was an elementary school teacher at Pleasant Township Elementary for many years. He loved music and had played clarinet with the Warren Civic Orchestra for 42 years. He had also played saxophone and the clarinet with the Elks Club Band for several years. Livio was also a private music teacher for many years.  He enjoyed his family and his many grandchildren and traveling with his wife. He and his wife were members of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church.

 Livio is survived by his wife, Rosemarie Carr Bertolini, whom he married on July 24, 1954, in Youngstown; eight children,  Douglas Bertolini and his wife, Donna, Ft. Collins, Colo., Celeste Gustafson and her husband, Randall, Warren, Gregory Bertolini and his wife, Jane, New York City, Mark Bertolini, Jamestown, N.Y., Michael Bertolini and his wife, Beverly, Peachtree City, Ga., Matthew Bertolini of Warren, Melissa Zalewski and her husband, Daniel of Hanover, Pa., and  Cameron  Bertolini and his wife, Julie, Cary, N.C.; 17 grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

 In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Mario Bertolini; and a granddaughter, Laura Gustafson.

 Friends will be received at the Peterson Blick Funeral Home Inc., 1003 Penn Ave., E., Warren, on Thursday evening, July 21, from 6 to 8 p.m.

A memorial Mass will be held at the Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church, 11 Russell St,, Warren, at 11 a.m on Friday, July 22, with Monsignor John Lucas, pastor, Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church, celebrant.

 The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Warren Civic Orchestra Victoria Hanson, 418 Water St., Warren, PA. 16365.

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GIRARD – Ethel Santo, 105, died Sunday, July 10, 2011, at Heritage Manor in Youngstown.

She was born May 25, 1906, in Brier Hill (Youngstown), the daughter of the late Thomas and Rose (Bowel) Tolone.

She was a member of St. Rose Church, Girard and the Mt. Carmel Society. She had been St. Rose’s oldest parishioner and had a great love for her church. She often volunteered at the church by cooking pizza, cavatelli, and other food. Ethel was one of the original residents of the Girard High-rise. She helped with the fundraising bake sales for the dining room.

She married John Santo Nov. 26, 1925, he passed away May 30, 1963.

She is survived by a granddaughter, Karen (Frank) Mascioli of Hubbard; a niece, Jean (Joe) Toti of Roanoke, Va.; two nephews, Tom Donofrio of Youngstown and Ralph Donofrio of Florida; a close friend, Toni Pizzulo; and many grandnieces and nephews.

Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two daughters, Betty Lou McElroy and Rosemary Stark and her husband, Evan; a sister Katherine Donofrio; and three brothers, Anthony, Sam, and Joseph Tolone.       

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 14, at St. Rose Church with calling hours an hour before at the church.

Arrangements are being handled by the McClurkin Funeral Home. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery in Youngstown.

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HEMPFIELD TOWNSHIP, PA. – Elaine Ruth Kobele, 80, passed away following an extended illness on Saturday, July 9, 2011, at 8:10 a.m. at UPMC Horizon Hospital in Greenville, Pa.

She was born in Kenyon, Minn., on Nov. 7, 1930, to the late Adolph and Lurly (Hildebrandt) Zellner.

Elaine moved to Milwaukee, when she was 11 years old, where she graduated from North High School, and went on to business college. She was an accomplished accordionist, and during her younger years, played with bands in the Milwaukee area.

She married her husband, Rev. Dr. Robert F. Kobele, on July 25, 1953, and they worked together in Christian ministry, at various locations, for over 53 years.

She was a very involved and active member of Zions Reformed United Church of Christ in Greenville, where she served as president of the friendship circle, sang in the church choir, and served on the board of the Women of Zions. She also enjoyed volunteering her time and services at St. Paul’s for over 18 years.

In addition to her husband, Elaine is survived by four daughters, Cheryl Combs of Greenville, Pa., Linda Rhodes and her husband, Kenneth of Poland, Joanne Rypcinski and her husband, William of Columbiana and Charlene Reed and her husband, David of Poland; a sister, Delores Miksic and her husband, William of Milwaukee; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Carol Churka and Shirley Zellner.

Friends may call on today, July 11, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Osborne-Williams Funeral Home and Cremation Services at 73-75 Columbia Ave. in Greenville.

Funeral services will be held at Zions Reformed United Church of Christ, 260 Main St. in Greenville at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 12, with the Rev. Philip J. Garner, pastor of Zions Reformed United Church of Christ, officiating.

There will also be an hour of visitation in the church lounge prior to the service.

Burial, with committal service, will follow at Shenango Valley Cemetery in Greenville.

Memorial contributions can be made to Zions Reformed United Church of Christ, 260 Main St., Greenville, PA 16125, or St Paul’s Memorial Fund, 339 East Jamestown Road, Greenville, PA 16125.

Please visit www.osbornefuneralhome.com where an online guest book can be signed.

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